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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2015

February’s science meeting consisted of 3 presentations:

  1. Ghassan (Gus) Alaka: Track Errors in the Basin-Scale HWRF Model
  2. Steve Diaz: Basin-Scale NMMB Scalability Assessment
  3. Kelly Ryan: Estimating Tropical Cyclone Intensity using the Deviation Angle Variance Technique…
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Paper on the rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Hurricanes sometimes change intensity very quickly, and if this happens when they approach land, it can suddenly cause a lot of damage or kill many people. 176 more words

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Paper on using aircraft data in hurricane models to improve forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

NOAA and U. S. Air Force aircraft have been gathering wind, temperature, humidity and pressure information inside hurricanes for more than 30 years. The NOAA aircraft have been fitted with Doppler radars that can see the entire hurricane’s rain and wind from near the ground to the top of the clouds. 166 more words

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